Music

We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a variety of instruments, or further develop your skills. Explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio.
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  1. Cello 1: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing this warm and mellow instrument in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for complete beginners. Continues to module 2 next term. Tutor: Polly Hewett.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Piano/keyboards 1: module 1 (early-bird)

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the second year of our piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique. Taught in the digital piano classroom with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  3. German music since 1900

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore classical music in Germany from 1900 to the present day. We will survey the great symphonies of Mahler; Expressionism and the work of the Second Viennese School: Schoenberg, Berg and Webern; music in the Weimar republic including Kurt Weill; and music in the Third Reich looking at the career of Strauss. We will look at the role music had in the reconstruction of Germany after World War II and the work of Stockhausen, Lachenmann and Beat Furrer. This course has a scheduled break week: 24th October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Piano/keyboards 3: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Clarinet 4: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have a minimum of three years' experience (playing at around grade 4 standard), come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy some ensemble playing. This course continues with module 2 next term. Tutor: Ross Thomas.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Consolidate your singing technique: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year three of our classical singing programme: combine technical skills and repertoire to explore your understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Intermediate singers' workshop (lower): module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year four of our classical singing programme: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and develop your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Recorders: return to playing 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you already know the fingering for C to G (or F to C), can read music and play in tune and time, this course will develop your technique and musicianship further. Please bring your own instrument(s). Continues to module 2 next term. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Recorders 1: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover or rediscover the joy of this simple but delightful instrument. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play new and old tunes, and in ensemble. Please bring your own descant and/or treble. Continues to module 2 next term. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 2: module 1 (intensive)

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate your grade1 level skills. Work on technique, fluency of both reading and playing as well as exploring more complex rhythm patterns. Improve quickly in this more intensive two-hour class. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  11. Piano: return to playing

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did you once play the piano? Would you like to return to playing in a friendly and supportive class? This short course will help you refresh your dormant skills and whet your appetite to go further.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Cello 2: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have completed 'Cello level 1' or have had at least one year’s tuition (playing at around grade 1 standard), come and explore cello technique and repertoire, including ensemble music. Continues to module 2 next term. Tutor: Polly Hewett.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  13. Classical guitar 1: module 1

    Classical guitar 1: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy learning the basics of playing classical style, reading and improvising in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Please bring a nylon strung guitar. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00

  14. Piano/keyboards 2: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This third year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 1 standard. Improve your technique, fluency of reading and playing, and exploring more complex rhythm patterns. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. City Lit a cappella

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This established ensemble sings original arrangements of jazz and popular songs, and performs frequently. Develop your ear, timing, intonation, memory, performance skills and team work. New members with strong voices, good music reading and aural skills are welcome. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places and to arrange an audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

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